Opportunity knocks

Real Estate Agent with Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 PA License - AB067198

In every crisis opportunity knocks. Some will use it to take advantage of others or you can use it for good. Some buy up all the supplies and auction them to the highest bidder or setting very high prices, effectively price gouging. They saw one type of short term opportunity. But in the midst of a rapidly changing environment there is opportunity, do you see it?

It is fun to have fun, But you have to know how. Dr Seuss

In Pennsylvania we are effectively being told to stay home and work from home. If you have listings and they are available to be shown you can still entertain offers and negotiate and handle them. You can hold Facebook Live or Instagram Live open houses, video tours if you haven't already posted one now is your opportunity to get your listing out there. It doesn't have to be perfect, just make an effort.

If you enjoy living, it is not diffcult to keep the sense of wonder. Ray Bradbury

Need to complete your continuing education, now is the perfect time to do it online. How about some other courses as well, there are plenty of places you can get courses and improve yourself. Learn another language, maybe when this is over it will open new doors for you being partially bi-lingual.

Observe the wonders as they occur around you. Don't claim them. Feel the artistry moving through and be silent. Rumi

Use online services to show homes such as Zoom, Whatsapp, etc to show a home to clients in other states. 

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher a storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. Rabindranath Tagore

This is a time of opportunity, or you can bury your head in the sand, watch the constantly negative news on various channels, by now we all know what we need to do, so do you really need to watch news every hour.

We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same. Carlos Castaneda

Remember, if you woke up this morning you have something to be grateful for, we are entering Spring, a time to enjoy nature, so look outside your windows, enjoy your balcony, patio or yard. Listen to the birds, watch the  animals scurrying around and enjoy life. It may be a little different for a while but there are plenty of opportunities today to enjoy this moment now!

Tell the truth. Sing with passion. Work with laughter. Love with heart. 'Cause that's all that matters in the end. Kris Kristofferson

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Nick is a Tredyffrin Easttown Residential and Commercial REALTOR selling The Main Line, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties.

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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is timely advice to share.

Dolores and I are staying at home this week and have cancelled scheduled appointments and events. This social distancing mode in no fun at all.

Mar 18, 2020 06:40 AM #8
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Roy Kelley probably very wise, but there is still plenty to do around the house I am sure as Spring is sprouting.

Mar 18, 2020 06:45 AM #9
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I was signed up for a couple of CE classes that got canceled, but since I just renewed my license and have two years to fulfill my obligations, I am not going to rush into taking them online just yet.

Mar 18, 2020 07:03 AM #10
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Nick - I like how you positively take a role of living today as you move and pay-it-forward.  Your use of quotes and the selection you included is nice too.  

Mar 18, 2020 07:31 AM #11
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Great attitude! Awesome quote choice, Nick!

Mar 18, 2020 07:40 AM #12
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Nick,  Great blog and one that is so true.  Each one of us have a way of dealing with things.


Mar 18, 2020 08:42 AM #13
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Nick I have met Ray Bradbury a few times and he was the classiest person I ever came in contact with, truly an awesome person, Endre

Mar 18, 2020 10:58 PM #14
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Mar 21, 2020 06:42 PM #15
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Nick. This is lovely, uplifting and very true. Beautiful. Thabk you.

Mar 22, 2020 04:54 AM #16
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

I've been plugging along on my work related to-dos and have been able to take some hikes, work on our land, and enjoy nature. This was a wonderfully upbeat post, so thank you!

Mar 22, 2020 07:55 AM #17
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

We have been choosing happy too, and working to be productive. It's a great time to work on marketing and reach out to our SOI to see how they are doing. Thanks for sharing this uplifting post. D 

Mar 22, 2020 08:01 AM #18
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Brian England our licenses renew this year in PA, so this is a good option for a lot of those who procrastinate.

Michael Jacobs we live only in this moment, now, and that is all we can do, so keeping that in mind is a big helper. I managed a three hour walk today and mostly avoided people the whole time.

Sharon Tara thank you, all quotes are from the book of quotes i wrote about a while ago, all to do with living in the now.

Will Hamm thank you, in our crowded cities we need to keep space, but doesn't mean doing nothing.

Endre Barath, Jr. thast must have been interesting. Sometimes we build people up in our heads and meeting them can be disappointing, nice to hear how classy he was.

Mar 22, 2020 10:57 AM #19
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Kathy Streib thank you so much for your generosity to include my post once again in your round up of the week. So appreciate it. Stay healthy.

Sheila Anderson thank you, its intention was acheived.

Kat Palmiotti you have some land to work now and I am sure there is plenty to do to create a lovely backyard.

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD lots of things we can all do right now.

Mar 22, 2020 11:00 AM #20
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 -  with every adversity comes opportunity and now is the time.

Mar 22, 2020 11:16 AM #21
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Grant Schneider that is very true, and seeing that is a good attitude to have. Have a great week and stay healthy.

Mar 22, 2020 11:32 AM #22
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good evening Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 ,

I'm so glad that Kathy Streib featured your post in her "Ah-ha" moments for the week! I think it definitely should have received a gold star but what do I know. Great positive thoughts, quotes and advice to handle the challenge we have been confronted with!

Mar 22, 2020 04:21 PM #23
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR I appreciate the comments, thanks for reading.

Mar 23, 2020 06:05 AM #24
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Nick:

Thank you for an inspiring post with lots of positive thoughts and encouragement. And the quotes added a special touch...I liked them all, especially the one from Carlos Castaneda!

Hope all is well there!


Mar 23, 2020 02:56 PM #25
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 Thanks for taking my call. Your positiveness comes shining through. When opportunity knocks, don’t complain about the noise.

Mar 24, 2020 07:19 AM #26
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Jeff Dowler, CRS these are times to be positive and provide leadership where we can. It is not a time to panic, but to relax and see the positive in each day.

Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 it was wonderful speaking with you as well. Keep doing what you are doing, it works.

Mar 24, 2020 07:21 AM #27
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